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  • Mara Hoffman Fall 2012 Runway Recap

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    Runway Review: If you lust for prints with edge, Mara Hoffman stayed true to her roots. Mara Hoffman, known for her uniquely rich prints that always manage to not wear the wearer, kept her fans happy with a foray into deep and rich patterns in her fall / winter 2012 “South American Shaman Cowboys” themed collection. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Prints include Tassles, Magic Carpet, Stars, Meteorite, and Kilim with some added layers of intricate beading or leather appliqués. Looking closely, you…

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  • Herve Leger Fall 2012 Runway Review and Photos


    Runway Review: If you want a truly sexy LBD, you have come to the right designer. Sexy. Bondage. Need I say more about the Fall 2012 collection from Herve Leger?! There is not a chance, with all the leather straps, anatomical seaming, and skin-tight dense knits, that a woman can wear one of these slammin’ dresses and NOT exude supreme sexiness. No way. This is the most bodycon one can get; besides the perfect fit there are cut-outs, cinched waists,…

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  • Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012 Runway Review and Photos


    Runway Review: Asymmetrical hems, oversize honeycomb stitches and graphic fair isles are must-haves, along with gotta-get sweaters. The Charlotte Ronson Fall 2012 show had me already yearning for chilly autumn’s return when it’s yet to be spring! A soft, warm palette painted itself on cozy intarsia and cable sweaters, tightly fit leather, light weight georgette, and thick jacquards. The looks were completed and well-balanced with soft purple eye shadow and pouty geranium lips. Every sweater in this collection is going to…

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  • Nicholas K Fall 2012 Runway Review & Photos


    Runway Review: Heritage prairie inspiration with a dose of edge– and some of the best outerwear around. Fall 2013 from Nicholas K. takes you to the wild west prairie days, roughed up with an ample amount of dark edginess to boot, and a dose of old-school 90’s heroin chic played up with goth-ish hair dye. Sometimes a bit frightening! But not too terrifying, because the fabrications were flowy, easily draped on the body, and layered under soft furs and supple leathers…

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  • Naeem Khan Spring 2012 Fashion Show


    Runway Review: Timeless elegance for a woman of any age The master of elegance, Naeem Khan masters his Spring 2012 collection with grace. For absolute dress-up this line can suit a woman from 18-70, something wearable for all ages worn from cocktail parties to the red carpet. And we certainly can look forward to these gowns on the red carpet! Every piece is hand crafted exquisitely with beading, sequins, feathers and fringe. A signature detail being the back of each…

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  • Jen Kao Spring 2012 fashion show


    Runway Review Excerpt: Jen Kao reminds us of the unique creativity that can be toyed with in ready to wear dressing, that light spirit inspires us all to dress well and want to stand out in the crowd. The Spring 2012 collection was my first Jen Kao show, and not to be the last, as I was in awe by the creative beauty she brings to fashion and I found myself wanting several items from line.  This showcased fashion as a…

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  • DKNY Fall 2011 Runway Review

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    New York Fashion Week Highlight: Nice mid-thigh length to elongate the figure and paired with the pop color wide stripes it adds femininity to a menswear feel The Fall 2011 DKNY collection is what all the cool kids on the street will be wearing and feeling comfortably confident in while keeping their edge. Nicely paired color combinations of navy and camel with pops of pumpkin orange, poppy red and bright pink with a rich butternut brown, and of course black…

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  • Anna Sui Spring 2012


    Runway Review Except: The old world, highly feminine glamour is missing from current fashion trends and Anna Sui smoothly mixes retro + sexy, making you want to pucker up that red pout and blow a kiss to the waving men on the boat deck. The Anna Sui Spring 2012 collection channeled a glamorous 1940’s girl all dolled up to impress the boys of Fleet Week!   Fire engine red lipstick, cartoonish jewelry, bow belts and ankle socks worn with patent leather mary…

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  • Tommy Hilfiger Spring 2012 Fashion Show pops with preppy colors and modern 60s edge


    Runway Review: Redefines the classic prepster with bold, head turning statements and fresh silhouettes A bright, modern prep statement was clearly made at the Tommy Hilfiger spring 2012 show where it was anything but old school country club attire. The show kicked off with large glen plaids in pink, blue and tangerine orange and the plaids continued, it is Tommy afterall, in pop colors and mod 60’s silhouettes. >> MORE: FASHION SHOWS AND RUNWAY REVIEWS Then we had bright wide…

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  • Betsey Johnson Spring 2012 Fashion Show serves up sexy girl power


    Runway Review Excerpt: If your goal this Spring involves snagging a man, or men, with your sexy girl-power and making them putty in your hand – this collection is for you babe. *I left this show GLOWING… so bubbly and happy!!  Best show season after season* Those heated, sexual energy butterflies we are all familiar with having in our stomachs were fluttering around in full force through the captivated audience at Betsey Johnson’s Spring 2012 collection! Sex, the power and confidence…

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  • Custo Barcelona Spring 2012 Runway raves with it’s mind-blowing fashion meets art palette


    Runway Review: The Spring 2012 Custo Barcelona collection was perhaps the most wearable I have seen in many seasons! Has Custo Dalmau strayed from his wonky roots to make something more sellable?! No, definitely not, however you will have no problem shopping for strong, out of this world items that don’t feel tailored solely to the Lady Gaga’s of the world. As always the color palette is psychedelic and not toned down whatsoever. As a matter of fact, that concept…

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  • Derek Lam Spring 2012 Runway is Full of Louche Sportswear


    Runway Review: Plenty of key pieces we all can wear and stylize! Lucky for you, Derek Lam’s recent Spring 2012 outing stays mostly consistent within his timeless sportswear mentality and time tested hallmarks– clean colors, color blocking and sleek tailoring. His crisp palette of bright whites, coral, seafoam, yellow and toasted brown sheen leather should make smart choices for sunny spring days lounging around a rooftop pool. As always, fabric details were key here and Lam’s knits define this point…

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